Swissgrid is proud to operate one of the most stable and secure transmission grids in the world. This would not be possible without innovative and reliable suppliers. That is why suppliers have a special status at Swissgrid. Our focus is on quality, reliability and cost-effectiveness. Swissgrid's strategic purchasing ensures that the projects associated with the electricity grid are implemented to optimum effect.
Market-oriented and sustainable
Thanks to an integrated and structured approach, Swissgrid develops modern and market-oriented solutions with its partners. In this way, Swissgrid makes a significant contribution to sustainable added value creation and plays an important role in the economy.
Ultra-modern and secure infrastructure helps Swissgrid to meet its statutory obligation of providing the backbone for a secure electricity supply everywhere and at all times.
As the National Grid Company, Swissgrid has a presence in each of Switzerland’s language regions. The purchasing team has offices at Castione (TI), Prilly (VD), Frick (AG) and, from mid-2018, in Aarau (AG). This means that the buyers have their fingers directly on the pulse of the procurement markets.
Public invitations to tender
As the National Grid Company, Swissgrid is subject to the Swiss Federal Law on Public Procurement (BöB) and the associated Federal Directive (VöB). As the holder of a natural monopoly, Swissgrid is aware of its special economic responsibility and significance in the procurement markets.
Swissgrid’s buyers ensure that procurement legislation is fully complied with at all times.
SIMAP – The national procurement platform
Swissgrid publishes all public invitations to tender on the national procurement platform SIMAP (information system on public procurement in Switzerland).